Fixed : iPad Won't Connect to Wireless Network


iPad recognizes the wireless network. But it won’t connect to any websites. Lot of iPad users reported this issue.

Other devices like MacBook Pro, Windows laptop, iPod Touch or iPhone connected to the same WiFi network. Only this issue happened in iPad.

So how to fix iPad 3, iPad 2, and iPad Mini WiFi connectivity problem.

Solution 1:-  Reset Network settings

  1. Reset network settings via Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings.
  2. It will erase WiFi password on your iPhone. Re-add it again.

Solution 1:-  Delete app and Reset WiFi

  1. Go to iPad Home screen and press the Home key twice. Screen will grey out and apps appears on the bottom of the screen.
  2. Press down any app icon until the screen starts to wiggle.
  3. Then delete the application at the bottom of the iPad screen. (Don’t worry. It will not delete the app. It just close the app).
  4. Now press Home key. Apps will appear.
  5. Reset network settings using Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings.

Solution 2: Turn off Cellular data and WiFi on iPad. Choose WiFi

  1. Turn off Cellular Data service and make sure none of the available WiFi networks were ‘known”.
  2. Open Safari App and dismiss “Internet service wasn’t available” message.
  3. Finally available networks message will come up. Pick the one network you want to connect.

SEE ALSO : How to fix the iPad Air 2 WiFi issues

Solution 4: Forget this Network. Re-add it again

  1. On your iPad, go to Settings -> WiFi.
  2. Tap Blue arrow next to your network name. then choose Forget this WiFi network option. Then re-add it again.

Other Solutions-

  • Go to Router settings (Ex : My router is Netgear). Navigate to Wireless Settings -> Advanced tab and choose Setup access list.  Navigate to Add access filter for Mac Address.  Now on your iPad, find Mac Address. Enter the number in Router Access filter Mac address. Click Apply.
  • Change the WiFi security on your modem from WPA to WPA2-PSK (WiFi security section).
  • Change the transmitting channel on router.
  • On iPad Mini, stop running programs and reset WiFi.
  • Toggle location services off and then turn back on.
  • Disconnect the modem. Turn of WiFi in iPad settings.  Reconnect the modem. Turn on WiFi in iPad.
  • Change the DNS service to 4.2.2.1 (free DNS).
  • Change the router channel to 1, 6 or 11 rather than automatic.
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